Published on: 23 July 2020

Old boys Alex Brogan (’14) and James Cowe (’10) returned to school recently, sharing useful information and inspirational advice with our Year 12s.

The panel offered the students practical advice for the transition from school, with the old boys sharing opportunities that had presented since leaving Christ Church and the choices they had made along the way.

“I hope my journey helps to inspire and reassure the students as they consider the options ahead,” said James following the session.

Alex currently works as a financial analyst and James as a digital lead.

Each year Future Focus, hosted by the Old Boys’ Association (OBA), provides a forum where old boys reflect on factors that have influenced their personal decisions such as relationships, qualifications, skill development, motivation, travel and support.

Future Focus aims to:

  • provide reassurance and encouragement as students consider the choices ahead
  • inspire students to identify their own strengths and interests
  • demonstrate qualities that assist in reaching personal goals
  • provide an opportunity for old boys to contribute meaningfully to the School
  • reinforce the value of the Old Boys’ network both locally and globally

Christ Church Alumni Co-ordinator, Deborah Hill commented, “Our old boys play a significant role in giving back to the School.”

“This in turn strengthens the whole school community and benefits all who are part of it.”

Year 12 attendee James Sarre said that his biggest takeaway from Future Focus was that after school it’s not just about university, it’s about all the life skills you need.